The seismological community lost a friend on 9 September 2006, when Cecilio J. Rebollar Bustamante (“Chilo,” as he was called by his friends) succumbed to cancer. He is survived by his widow, Martha Elba; his children Elisa, Rodrigo, and August from his first marriage to Margarita Garcia; and by his brothers and sisters.

Cecilio was known by his friends and colleagues as a very gentle and sincere person with steely determination and persistence. Born in 1946, Cecilio lived his early years in Mexico City. He majored in physics at the National Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a bachelor's degree in...

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